Written by / 2/12/2016 / No comments / , , ,

REVIEW OF ZOOLANDER 2

Review of ZOOLANDER 2 starring Ben Stiller & Owen Wilson & Penélope Cruz & Will Ferrell
What should be called BOOLANDER is nothing but (a movie not even worth reviewing. While the original had moments, it was an overrated mess cleaned up by the additively humorous persona of Ben Stiller, sucking in his cheeks and being the ultimate airhead male supermodel, with most of the jokes centering on a guy who thinks he's flawless while being a complete dolt: an Inspector Clouseau of the modeling world.

Ben Stiller
This time around it's an all-out exterior James Bond type feature in the Roger Moore vein, with not one laugh to be found, anywhere. Even Owen Wilson's almost-equally vapid Hansel seems like he's along for a rollercoaster ride that's been shut down for repairs, and there's no fixing this disaster... which doesn't even have that much energy. The tale begins with Zoolander as a bearded recluse... his wife is dead and his son missing... and given a new mission, winds up finding the boy isn't very perfect and eventually goes up against a goofy villain in Will Ferrell, who can usually be humorous even in bad, unfunny vehicles. Meanwhile, dead famous people are leaving behind Instagram photos imitating Zoolander's sunken-faced expression... and the biggest inside joke is the prologue death of Justin Bieber, basically admitting that everyone wants him to... just go away, forever; getting shot more times than Sonny Corelone.

The main problem is that the joke isn't on our oblivious hero being a stupid model... revenge for girls viewed that way: the prettier, the dumber. All that made ZOOLANDER mean something, showing the silliest of ignorant dudes enjoying an actual gig with an adventure on the side; herein replaced with a zig-zag of convoluted plot-lines, forgetting what and who we're supposed to poke fun at, providing extreme torture for those who didn't think the original was all that great, like yours truly, and probably feeling like a 90-minute Super Bowl ad for those anticipating... what they came for the second time around, and won't get no matter how badly they want to enjoy ZOOLANDER) NO. 2!

RATING: *
Share This Post :
Tags : , , ,

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

All Time Popular

Featured Post

JONATHAN KAPLAN DIRECTS RAY LIOTTA IN 'UNLAWFUL ENTRY'

Ray Liotta in UNLAWFUL ENTRY Year: 1992 Rating: ***1/2 Some former student directors of low-budget movie-producing icon Roger Corman, no ma...

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM

WWW.CULTFILMFREAKS.COM
Movie Reviews, Interviews, Articles and Pop Culture from White Heat to Blue City

A MONTH FOR OLIVER REED

RIP ACTOR KEN HUTCHISON

TOTAL HITS

Popular Trending

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE

FOUNDED BY JAMES M. TATE
RANDOM QUOTE: "Blanks are rarely total." Gig Young, The Shuttered Room

NEO NOIR & FILM NOIR CINEMA


Reviews from the movies of Charles Bronson

FAVORITES SHORTLIST

1)OTLEY 2)HELL IS A CITY 3)ROBBERY 4)CANYON PASSAGE 5)THE FEARMAKERS 6)VIOLENT SATURDAY 7)HOT CARS 8)JUNGLE STREET 9)THE MAN FROM LARAMIE 10)THE CROWDED SKY 11))ANATOMY OF A MURDER 12)SHARKS' TREASURE 13)SWEENEY TWO 14)RAIDERS FROM BENEATH THE SEA 15)HARDCORE 16)THE SYSTEM 17)WHITE HEAT 18)THE SERGEANT 19)TENTACLES 20)FALLEN ANGEL 21)NIGHT CREATURES 22)CURSE OF THE DEMON 23)ASH WEDNESDAY 24)KILLER FISH 25)AIR PATROL 26)DUEL IN THE JUNGLE 27)EASY LIVING 28)WILLIAM CONRAD'S BRAINSTORM 29)FRENZY 30)THE ROARING TWENTIES 1)DANA ANDREWS 2)JAMES CAGNEY 3)JACK NICHOLSON 4)MARLON BRANDO 5)STANLEY BAKER 1)VIRGINIA MAYO 2)SUE LYON 3)GENE TIERNEY 4)MERRY ANDERS 5)FAYE DUNAWAY DIRECTORS 1)JACQUES TOURNEUR 2)RICHARD FLEISCHER 3)STANLEY KUBRICK 4)ORSON WELLES 5)OTTO PREMINGER 6)JOHN LANDIS 7)JOHN GUILLERMAN 8)VAL GUEST 9)JOHN CARPENTER 10)MICHAEL WINNER

BRITISH NEW WAVE CINEMA

RARITIES AND EXPLOITATION

HAMMER HORROR & THRILLER

Popular This Month

WESTERN GENRE REVIEWS

CINEMA OF DANA ANDREWS

PEAKING INTO THE SIXTIES

KICKING IN THE EIGHTIES

TALES AND REFLECTIONS

REVVING THE SEVENTIES

FOR HORROR MOVIE REVIEWS


Reviews for the British series The Sweeney

Most Popular Last Year

RETURN TO THE HOMEPAGE